Insane framerate drops....really annoying.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by simontarr, Dec 15, 2006.

  1. simontarr macrumors 6502


    Sep 4, 2006
    I just brought my first game for Mac (Age of Empires 3) but I'm having a few problems. The first is that there is no water or shadows....Instead I either see jet black where water/shadows should be, or I just see the riverbed/sea floor.

    The second problem is that it's REALLY juddery, even on lowest graphical settings. Charcaters move really slowly, and the framerate just dies. If you look at my sig, my iMac is plenty powerful enough even to play this at good settings, yet I can't get anything playable out of it at all.

    The game is version 1, and it's Universal Binary. I've got plenty of free HDD space and I have all the lastest software/formware updates.

    Any help at all would be appreciated, thank you.
  2. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

    Fleetwood Mac

    Apr 27, 2006
    I'm not a gamer, but my first inclination would be to reinstall the game. Reparing permissions and an SMC (hey, it could be the gfx card..) might help. I'd contact the game's producer for support as well.

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